It’s going to take a nation of moms, dads and other caring individuals – people just like you – to raise their hands and lend their voices to the fight against childhood obesity so every kid can be healthy and ready to learn.Take the pledge »
With a $1000 grant, nutrition education and an introduction to Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge – all courtesy of Action for Healthy Kids – teachers at Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Md. were able to make nutrition and physical activity changes that helped create a healthier school.Read more »
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How to raise awareness and combat childhood obesity
By mobilizing to create programs
in schools that engage kids in
Schools with opportunities for all students to lead healthier lives
Jean H. Ragalie, R.D., President of National Dairy Council and Secretary and Treasurer of Action for Healthy Kids' Board of Directors, shares the findings of a new report that reinforce the “Learning Connection”: the link between quality nutrition, including a nutritious breakfast, coupled with physical activity and improved academic performance.
Trying to help school leaders capitalize on the connections between health and learning? Searching for words to communicate how school board and administrator support for a coordinated approach to health contributes to meeting academic achievement goals?
Thanks to some 'seed' money from Texas Action for Healthy Kids, mom Ami McChesney helped transform an empty school field into an edible garden that has kids excited about growing – and eating – everything from asparagus to zucchini.